What I Did on My Summer Vacation (plus Salami, Prosciutto & Provolone Panini)

August 31, 2011
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As we snaked our way down the canyon road, flanked by farms and forest, there were no indicators that we were anywhere near our seaside vacation rental. When the car GPS signaled that we’d soon arrive at our destination we were skeptical but then – BAM – the pristine little town of Avila Beach came […]

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Super Bowl(TM) Panini: Breaded Pork Tenderloin

February 1, 2010
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It’s Super Bowl week which means it’s time for my annual team-themed panini – that is, sandwiches inspired by the two cities’ teams that are playing in the big game. First up: Indianapolis! I’ve never been to Indy, but I’m pretty decent with the Google and it tells me that breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches are […]

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Pittsburgh-Style Cheese Steak Panini

January 26, 2009
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That’s quite a beast, isn’t it? If you’ve never been to Pittsburgh you’re probably thinking I’ve finally gone Panini Delirious.  But if you’re from the ‘burgh, this behemoth featuring a sirloin beef patty, Provolone cheese, french fries, cole slaw and tomatoes might remind you of a popular local favorite – the Pitts-burgher Cheese Steak at […]

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Grilled Vegetable Panini

May 19, 2008

Where have grilled vegetables been all my life? It’s my absolute favorite way to eat them (roasted is a close second) – they’re quick and have far better texture and flavor than the boiled “mixed vegetable medley” of my youth. I’m definitely a meat-eater and often have to consciously encourage myself to eat veggies every […]

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